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March 17, 2016
Dr. Imre Gyuk -- pictured speaking at a Green Mountain Power energy storage event -- was recently recognized for his game-changing work in energy storage. | Photo courtesy of the Clean Energy States Alliance.
10 Questions with Energy Storage Expert Imre Gyuk

Dr. Imre Gyuk, recently awarded the NAATBatt Lifetime Achievement Award for Energy Storage, talks about what energy storage is, how the energy storage field has changed in the last 10 years and where it's headed.

March 16, 2016
Eagles are Making Wind Turbines Safer for Birds

National Labs and industry researchers are using eagles to develop technology to prevent bird collisions with wind turbines.

March 11, 2016
Roderick Jackson and a group of high schoolers pause for a selfie inside Oak Ridge National Lab's 3D-printed house. | Photo Courtesy of Oak Ridge National Lab.
Showing, Not Telling to Engage Students in STEM

Roderick Jackson, a technical lead at Oak Ridge National Lab, reflects on his experience during My Brothers Keeper Week at the National Labs.

March 11, 2016
Radiobiologist Matt Coleman displays a device like the medical diagnosis instrument he helped develop for NASA for use in deep space. | Photo by  Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Scientist Helps NASA Develop Medical Device

On a journey to Mars, future astronauts may use this device to get medical checkups.

March 10, 2016
President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the White House in Washington. | Photo courtesy of the Government of Canada.
How the U.S. and Canada are Fighting Climate Change Together

Learn how the U.S. and Canada are partnering to build a stronger clean energy future.

March 10, 2016
Rocket Scientist Annie Easley is our second woman in STEM #ThrowbackThursday for 2016. | Illustration by <a href="/node/1332956/">Carly Wilkins, Energy Department</a>.
Five Fast Facts about Rocket Scientist Annie Easley

Annie Easley's work on the Centaur helped move NASA's space program further into orbit. She is the second woman in STEM we're highlighting during Women's History Month.

March 9, 2016
Star trails take shape around Kitt Peak National Observatory in this long-exposure image. The 4-meter Mayall telescope building, at right, now houses Mosaic-3, a new infrared camera built by a collaboration that includes Berkeley Lab scientists. | Photo credit: P. Marenfeld and NOAO/AURA/NSF.
New Galaxy-Hunting Sky Camera Sees Redder Better

Berkeley Lab built an infrared camera to study outer space billions of light-years away at wavelengths too red for humans to see.

March 7, 2016
UV light shines through a sample of transparent material containing quantum dots, tiny nanoparticles that can be used to harness solar energy for electricity. | Photo courtesy of LANL.
Turning Windows into Solar Panels

National Labs are taking a fresh approach to solar power by harnessing the power of quantum dots.

March 4, 2016
Students tour the National Energy Technology Lab (NETL) as part of My Brother's Keeper Week at the Labs. | Photo courtesy of NETL.
Scientists Inspiring Kids: Students visit our National Labs

Through My Brother's Keeper, the next generation of scientists got a glimpse of what it's like to work at a National Lab this week.

March 3, 2016
Astronaut Mae Jemison is our first woman in STEM #ThrowbackThursday for 2016. | Illustration by <a href="/node/1332956/">Carly Wilkins, Energy Department</a>.
Five Fast Facts about Astronaut Mae Jemison

Mae Jemison is a dancer, a medical doctor, an astronaut and the first woman in STEM we're highlighting during Women's History Month.